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Welcome to Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting

GABS is a peaceful, law-abiding campaign group which is made up of volunteers who believe that culling badgers is an inhumane and ineffective means of controlling the transmission of Bovine TB in cattle.  We believe there is a better way.


We shall seek to communicate our views in a peaceful and respectful manner.  During culling periods, we focus our attention on walking in the countryside, on designated public footpaths, to search for the badgers who are wounded and require medical attention.  The Government's own Independent Expert Panel concluded that a significant percentage of badgers did not die within five minutes of the shot.  This was their test of humaneness and it failed.  We dedicate our efforts to the well-being of badgers.


We work year round to raise awareness of the Badger Cull and during the cull itself we organise and run Wounded Badger Patrols.


We'd be delighted to hear from you and please spread the word if you share our mission to save our badgers.


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Next Badger Sunday on May 27th


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Wounded Badger Patrol Tea Party – Sunday 20th May


We’re thrilled to announce our final fabulous guest speaker for the 2nd annual WBP Tea Party.  Ian Redmond, OBE, joins vet Mark Jones Associate Director at the Born Free Foundation and badger rescue expert Pauline Kidner, founder of Secret World Wildlife Rescue and new night time wildlife rescue group Badger Care People.


The Arkell Centre in Nailsworth, near Stroud, will be a hub of badger activity with wildlife activities for children, a bring and share tea and a raffle.  The Great Badger Bake off will allow you to show off your badger themed cake flair!  Anything goes from cupcakes to children’s entries as long as your entry has some badgery details.  More information on the competition will follow in our special tea party bulletin early in May.


Last year was a great success with new faces, familiar faces, young faces and people who just wanted to know a bit more about how they can protect their local badgers.  Please do come along and bring anyone else who may be interested too.


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